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Population Statistics

Volume 932: debated on Wednesday 18 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the population of the United Kingdom in each of the years 1971–1976; and what are the estimates for the next 10 years.

The information is as follows:

Mid-year estimates(Thousands)
197155,712
197255,882
197356,021
197456,053
197556,23
197656,001
Projections(Thousands)
197755,992
197855,946
197955,907
198055,892
198155,910
198255,966
198356,057
198456,178
198556,317
198656,467
The projections are based on a mid-1975 population estimate of 56,042,000 which has since been revised.

work overseas in each of the last 10 years; and what proportion of these are consultants.

Figures are not available on a United Kingdom basis. The table shows the number of fully or provisionally registered civilian doctors leaving and returning to Great Britain during the years 1966 to 1974. Information about subsequent years is contained in my right hon. Friend's reply to the hon. Member for Totnes (Mr. Mawby) on 8th March, Vol. 927, c. 482. Temporarily registered doctors are not included in the table, and all figures are subject to amendment as more information becomes available. Information available about consultants is limited to their stated intentions when leaving the NHS and I would refer the hon. Gentleman to my reply to his other Question on this point today.